Category Archives: Volunteer

Did you miss Earth Day?

Did you miss our 2016 Earth Day event? Do not fret! Check out our event gallery below and sign up for future volunteer opportunities with Tree Musketeers!

View our Volunteer Calendar for upcoming event dates and details. Are you a large community or corporate group? Give us a call at (310) 322-0263 and ask for our Volunteer Manager, Charming, or send her an email at volunteers@treemusketeers.org!


New Youth Planting Supervisors and Adult Partners training

Each year TREE MUSKETEERS organizes several sessions to train new Youth Planting Supervisors and orient new Adult Partners.

Youth Planting Supervisors and Adult Partners are instrumental to the work of TREE MUSKETEERS: they ensure professional youth leadership in all our volunteer activities.

TREE MUSKETEERS has developed a team of young people – Youth Planting Supervisors (YPS) – who are trained, according to ISA guidelines, to lead proper tree planting and care events. These young leaders work alongside other kids and adults to expand our local Urban Forest. In addition to leading tree plantings, Youth Planting Supervisors serve as representatives and leaders of TREE MUSKETEERS and the environmental movement at tree care events, fairs and other events. Learn more and sign up here.

The Adult Partners Team (APT) is comprised of  adults of all ages to serve as mentors for youth volunteering at TREE MUSKETEERS. APT creates a solid support system for both at-risk and mainstream youth. APT members come from the residential and business communities, and volunteer for a comfortable level of participation. Options range from serving as an occasional adviser to committing to mentor one child for a longer term or working with a youth ordered by courts or schools to perform community service. Learn more and sign up here.

 

 

Tree Musketeers President Finalist in ACTrees’ Volunteer of the Year Award

Julian MDD2013Tree Musketeers is honored to announce that its President and Youth Manager Julian Poyourow was selected as a finalist for the Alliance for Community Trees 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award.  The award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have made a contribution to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live.

“Volunteers are the heart of local tree nonprofits, providing the resources and energy that make tree planting and care possible,” says Carrie Gallagher, ACTrees Executive Director. “Julian Poyourow models the ideals of stewardship, giving, professionalism, and leadership.”

Since the day he walked into Tree Musketeers’ office in 2007 at age 11, Julian Poyourow has become indispensable to the organization. In six years, he has accumulated more than 1,000 hours of volunteering, including more than 200 hours for 2013 only. Going through LEAD Courses at Tree Musketeers and spending time caring for trees in afternoons and week-ends, Julian quickly took on a leadership role when becoming a Youth Manager and later a Board Member for the organization. He currently serves as its President.

Make a Difference Day was a success!

For the first time, Tree Musketeers organized a Make a Difference Day event for volunteers of all ages to care for our Trees to the Sea on October 26, 2013. The day included a clean-up competition, games and time for a community picnic! The event was also a NeighborWoods event.

Teams for the clean-up competition were led by:

  • Lily Craig and Team Chevron
  • City Councilmember Marie Fellhauer: Community volunteer team
  • School Boardmember Robin Funk: El Segundo High School Team including Sr. Girl Scout Troop 2505, Key Club, ASB and AVID members
  • Scoutmaster Steve Kigawa and Boy Scout Troup 267 Team
  • Mattel employees and USC Delta Sigma Pi Team led by Frederik Tanuwijoyo